The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations and telecommunications.
The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 was passed "to carry out the ADA's objectives of providing 'a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination' by reinstating a broad scope of protection to be available under the ADA."
The Great Lakes ADA Center is one of ten regional centers funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the U.S. Department of Education. It provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws and can be reached at 1-800-949-4232 between 8am and 5pm (CST).
ADA Michigan (formerly The Michigan ADA Steering Committee) operates as the state steering committee for the Great Lakes ADA Center. The committee was formed in 1991 and is comprised of volunteers from businesses, disability groups and government agencies working together to increase the awareness and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act throughout the State of Michigan through:
The ADA requires businesses and governments to make their goods, services, and/or facilities accessible to clients, customers and employees with disabilities. ADA Michigan seeks to make this a reality in Michigan.
The mission of ADA Michigan is to increase the awareness and implementation of the ADA throughout the state by forging a partnership between the disability and business communities in the State of Michigan.
The ADA Case Law Database is a comprehensive search tool that provides information pertaining to significant rulings under the ADA.
ADA TRAINING AND INFORMATION:
"The ADA and Religious Institutions"
March 12 at 2-3:30 PM
"Part III: Bringing It All Together: Transition Plans, Barrier Removal Plans, and Action Plans"
March 18 at 2-3:30 PM
"Access to Parks and Outdoor Recreation Areas"
Hot Springs, AK
March 25-28, 2014
"Evacuation Chairs: Recent Research and New Perfomance Standards"
March 27 at 2-3:30 PM
"Introduction to ARIA"
March 27 at 2-3:30 PM
April 2 at 1-1:30 PM
"Trusted Tester Program"
April 3 at 2:30-4:00 PM
June 15-18, 2014
Webinar Series for the Lodging Industry: